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Driller 'Unleashes Hell' on Well
Business  (tags: fracking, Chesapeake Energy Corp., fracking sand, "propageddon", Louisiana )

- 4 days ago -
The era of the monster frack has arrived in North America, and Chesapeake Energy Corp. is singing its praises. The driller has christened it "Propageddon".
United States Confirms That It Has Fired Depleted Uranium in Syria
Science & Tech  (tags: DU, depleted uranium weapons, U.S., Syria )

- 4 days ago -
The US has finally confirmed that it has fired DU ammunition Syria, after it had earlier stated that the weapons would not be used.
California Attorney General Investigating Wells Fargo on Allegations of Criminal Identity Theft
Business  (tags: Kamala Harris, Wells Fargo & Co., U.S. Senate, Looretta Sanchez, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission )

- 6 days ago -
The California DOJ is investigating Wells Fargo & Co. on allegations of criminal identity theft over its creation of millions of unauthorized accounts, according to a search warrant sent to the bank's San Francisco headquarters this month.
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, discovery, CO2 converted to ethanol, nanotechnology, waste to fuel technology )

- 8 days ago -
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
43 Million Gallons of Milk Have Been Dumped So Far This Year
Business  (tags: Agriculture, farming, food security )

- 11 days ago -
Americans cannot consume all the milk being produced, so much of it is going to waste.
Why Is Earth's Axis Shifting?
Science & Tech  (tags: Geoscience, Earth's axis, fossil fuels, global warming )

- 14 days ago -
Humanity has now burned enough fossil fuel to tip the planet slightly. Karl Kruszelnicki explains.
More Cities Ditch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: United States, Indigenous rights, War & conflict )

- 16 days ago -
The state of Vermont is the latest to join the growing list of cities, states, and schools to honor Native Americans, rather than their torturer.
West Coast Deals Four Major Blows to Big Oil
Business  (tags: Oil Trains, Fossil Fuels, Community Organizing, Environment )

- 18 days ago -
Fighting oil companies and the railroads is no easy thing, but in the last few weeks there was a win, then another, and another and the rout of the previously untouchable fossil fuel sector shows no sign of slowing down.
The Real Scandal Behind the Panama Papers
Business  (tags: The Panama Papers, economist Joseph Stiglitz, Mark Pieth, law firm Mossack Fonseca, ICIJ report, off shoring, 7-member international commission, secrecy and transparency, tax avoidance, tax evasion, money laundering )

- 26 days ago -
After the leak of more than 11 million documents detailing information about offshore financial and legal activities, economist Joseph Stiglitz was enlisted to help Panama reform its practices. But nothing could have prepared him for what came next.
U.S.: Wells Fargo Illegally Repossessed 413 Service Members' Cars
Business  (tags: House Committee, Wells Fargo Bank, CEO John Stumpf, financial fraud, crime, illegal vehicle repossession, service members )

- 26 days ago -
The bank, already reeling from a scandal over fake accounts, will pay $4.1 million to settle Justice Department charges that it seized 413 cars owned by service members without a court order, a violation of federal law.
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